In Home Childcare - Dallas,TX

Updated on May 25, 2009
H.F. asks from Dallas, TX
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My husband and I are expecting and we are thinking ahead about childcare when I return to work. We are curious how much a nanny or in-home childcare costs these days. I plan to work 3 days a week when I go back instead of a full 5 day or 40 hours so that I can stay at home part of the time. We would love to hear some advice!

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Congrats on your growing family! The price that I set for my in home child care was about middle of the road. For infants, I charged more - around $200 a week. Now that my student is older, I charge $180 per week. At the most I had 4 students and my own child, three preK's and two infants. Now I just have the one student, 3 yrs old and my own two, 3 and 8 months.

I would consider the size of the in home child care. The state sets limits of how many kids an inhome can have, depending on whether or not they are listed or liscensed, if you have a second caregiver, etc. I think the one-on-one attention is worth the bit extra you would pay. As a former high school teacher, the two areas that are correlated the closest to predicting your child's success is ratio to the teacher/caregiver and amount of time spent in leisure reading time.

Personal recommendations can be deceiving, too. Many people will recommend an inhome because they accomodate the extra or odd hours the family needs. Not necessarily for quality of care.

If you only want part time hours, most inhomes will charge you a great deal more because you are taking up part of a full time spot. Other inhomes will ditch you as soon as they have an offer for a fulltime student. I may know someone that would be willing to do part time hours without gouging your paycheck!

Hope that helps, email back if you want to have coffee and talk more,



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C.'s Affordable Childcare

Phone number is ###-###-####

Registered in-home daycare provider with a live-in aid to keep the ratios low.

Focus on educaiton, social and physical development.

Quality care at affordable rates.

Rate for newborn for part-time of 3 days a week is $100.00

Address so you can mapquest is 3211 Clinton Street Sachse 75048



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Hi H.! Congrats on your pregnancy. I wish you and your family the best of luck and lots of happiness!

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Our childcare provides a safe and clean environment for all children as well as a variety of age appropriate learning activities to develop your child’s social and intellectual growth. As a mother, I understand how hard it is to leave your children in someone’s care. You can rest assured that my home will be a home away from home for your child; full of love, constant and individual attention, educational toys, meals and dedication to your child’s comfort and safety. Please call or send me an e-mail with any questions about my home childcare, to schedule a visit, references or additional information you may need. * Loving family Childcare * Licensed with the State * CPR and First Aid Certified, my location is McDermott and Preston Meadow feel free to call me ###-###-####,

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